Organic Rules and Certification

Livestock housing, area, pigs - Nature et Progres Standards 2002

Leroux, Juliette (2005) Livestock housing, area, pigs - Nature et Progres Standards 2002. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

The size of pig production units is limited in all cases up to 500 pigs per year. Furthermore the size of the unit must be calculated as a function of the application capacity of the soil of the farm.

Difference

Nature et Progres standards limit the size of pig production units, whereas EU Regulation 2092/91 does not.

Justification

To limit the size is to limit the environmental pollution, noise and odour. It is a way of encouraging small farms of human scale, with diversified productions, socially acceptable and easier to hand down to the next generation.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Housing and free-range conditions - Annex I B8, see also Annex VIII

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Social justice and fair trade
Country/Standard: Europe > France > Nature et Progres
Principles:Principle of fairness
Ecological principle
ID Code:120
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:24 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 08:46

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